2010 record/finish: 77-85, third place
Manager: Ron Roenicke (first season)
Key additions: RHP Zack Greinke, RHP Shaun Marcum, SS Yuniesky Betancourt
Key losses: SS Alcides Escobar, LHP Doug Davis, RHP Trevor Hoffman.
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Outlook: They’ve always been able to hit, but the starting pitching was a problem, so they got Greinke and Marcum to revamp the rotation. Spring training injuries to both are cause for concern.
Player to watch: 1B Prince Fielder. The rotund slugger will be a free agent at the end of the season with Scott Boras as his agent. We know how this story goes.
Will win the Central if ... Greinke and Marcum get healthy and pitch to form, and the inexperienced bullpen grows up quickly.